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Ganjam Needs Top Brass

It seems Covid Hot Spot Ganjam requires 24x7 Supervision of an experienced mandarin of Chief Secretary Rank as situation is critical and it need special attention.

In fact Ganjam is the Home Turf of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and the District is close to his heart.

With lakhs of Non Resident Odia Returnees coming from the Covid Pandemic Zones of Gujarat, continuous supervision by a Top Mandarin is needed, people familiar to the situation opine.

Public opinion came to fore when Development Commissioner (DC) Suresh Chandra Mohapatra and Secretary to Chief Minister,VK Pandian today visited Ganjam to take stock of Covid management.

Mr.Pandian made a whirlwind tour of Ganjam district to take stock of covid facilities there as positive cases have gone up frighteningly high in this southern district especially after inflow of hundreds of migrant labourers from Surat.   

Day long visit was meant for review management of exclusive COVID hospitals, containment measures, arrangements made for migrant workers, resumption of agriculture and livelihood activities and law & order situation in these districts.

Covid Chief Spokesperson Subroto Bagchi informed at a press conference. Earlier, Mr.Bagchi further stated that the first batch of 151 stranded Odias reached here on Friday in a special flight from Dubai. Chief Minister has expressed his happiness over the homecoming of 151 stranded Odias from Dubai in the first repatriation.

The returnees were de-boarded in batches, screened at the Airport and their luggage sanitized. These have been guided to quarantine with advice for adherence to quarantine protocol as prescribed by State Government, he said.  

Mr.Bagchi said the State Government has made arrangement for transportation of migrant workers from our Border Check Points to our other Border points nearest to their State at its cost.

“As per the direction of the Chief Minister, the assistance is given from Chief Minister's Relief Fund,” he said.

Meanwhile, 15,360 Odias returned to State on Friday taking the number of such people to 1,15,390 so far.

As many as 14,795 Temporary Medical Centres/Camps have been readied in 6798 Gram Panchayats of the State so far with 6,28,686 beds to provide COVID-19 health services in rural areas, Mr.Bagchi said.

Nearly 3,21,087 destitute and helpless persons have been provided with food in 4721 Gram Panchayats and 31,250 persons in 114 ULBs, he said.

Twelve cases were registered by the Police in the state for violation of different regulations and guidelines related to COVID-19 during the past 24 hours and 30 persons have been arrested for different violations.
 


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